• Jane

The theme for art club was observation. I decided to make a piece of art responding to the fact that people are trapped in Syria whilst the World looks on. I looked at photos of destroyed apartment buildings and people living in make shift tents which inspired the composition, choice of materials and colour palette. I found out that Archeologists discovered many small statues from circa 3000 BC in Syria which are referred to as Eye Idols. They have only been found in Syria. I based the trapped people on these statues.

I hand dyed the fabric to look like stone and machine sewed fabric shapes onto the eye idols based on drawings of objects and remenants left behind in destroyed buildings.